Reading Challenges for 2011
One of the things I’ve been wanting to do for quite some time is read more books. I love to read. I love homeschooling using Sonlight because it gives me the opportunity to read great books to my children. But reading for myself has been pushed aside and I’d like to do more reading for myself.
At first I thought about just challenging myself to read some books and keep a list (maybe on my sidebar?) but then in the last two days I’ve come across some friends who are participating in some reading challenges. I’ve decided to join them.
First I came across Karla’s blog post where she shared about the challenge What’s in A Name. There are 6 categories and the challenge is to read one book that fits each category. I’m looking forward to finding books that fit the name challenge!
Earlier today one of my FB friends mentioned a Jane Austen reading challenge. I *love* Jane Austen. With this challenge you can read Jane Austen novels, novels inspired by Jane Austen novels or movies inspired by the novels. I am planning on re-reading all of her novels and watching a few movies. I think I might even read a couple of Jane Austen inspired novels. I checked out an audio book about Mr. Darcy but never got around to listening to it. I think I’ll try again. BooBear plans on joining me for this challenge and I look forward to spending some mom & daughter time together watching Jane Austen movies.
From the blog of the Jane Austen Challenge Hostess, I discovered a Reading the Classics challenge for 2011. For this challenge I am allowed to use the Jane Austen novels. I’m planning on choosing 6 more “classics”. There is no set limit for this challenge but I’d like read at least 6. I’ll post when I have my list of 6 finalized.
In addition to the above reading challenges, I am challenging myself to read at least 4 NON-fiction books that would encourage, educate or challenge me in the area of my (still relatively new) faith.
What are your reading plans for this year?